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May 26, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:  
It's EMMA time! Showcase your work and Submit your entries by June 23, 2017 
2016 EMMA Winners: (T-L) Comcast, (T-R) The National Urban League,
(B-L) PACO Collective, (B-R) Western Union Canada

Remember, online registration is now open for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference. Take advantage of early-bird promotional rates until June 1.  Also, we want to hear from you. Please send your Annual NAMIC Conference ideas or suggestions for compelling and dynamic session topics or speakers to  Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Sandra Girado, NAMIC's Vice President, Events and Partner Relations at or 212-594-5985. 
NAMIC's on a mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry via leadership and professional development programs and initiatives. Remember, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue

The NAMIC EMMA, in partnership with CableFAX, recognizes innovative marketing efforts by companies and agencies targeting multicultural audiences. This year's competition features four divisions, including the newly-added Brands division, competing in two categories - Marketing Tactics and Integrated Campaigns.
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Giving is better than getting, but the best way to feel even better is to give better, and the queer community needs all the giving it can get right now.
The 2017 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) welcomed 26 of the brightest students from across the country seeking to learn about the motorsports industry during the Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
A little more than a month after its launch, YouTube TV continues to add networks to its pay TV service, including Hispanic networks Telemundo and Universo, which join AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance TV, and We TV. 
Perception is reality. That phrase rings true for many, who accept what they hear and see at face value. And so, in a world influenced by pop culture, experts argue that how people are portrayed in the media can shape perceptions - often, in more negative than positive ways.


Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck will celebrate Pride month this June with extensive movie lineups dedicated to exploring LGBT themes in cinema.
Juanes partnered with HBO Latino to take viewers on a journey to his hometown of MedellĂ­n, Colombia, where he shares intimate stories about his upbringing and love of music-a documentary special that premiered on May 19.
Study Breaks 
Who would have guessed that the show that fully embraces strong female characters and gay relationships would be a children's show on Cartoon Network? 

Overseas, Amazon is making big waves. The e-commerce juggernaut now serves consumers in 13 of the world's top 17 economies. It just acquired e-commerce marketplace to make inroads in the Middle East. And closer to home, it's doubling down on the Hispanic and Spanish-speaking markets. In early March, it added Spanish to its U.S. website, and launched its Prime service in Mexico.
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The best soccer players in the world don't meet for another World Cup Championship until next year, but the hype is already beginning. Telemundo, which will carry the Spanish-language broadcast of the game for the first time in 2018, unveiled the tagline for its new World Cup campaign Sunday night during the Premier League championships: "Esto es solo el comienzo."

Congratulations to  NAMIC Board Member and ELDP Class XVI Alumni - Mark Kang, SVP, Worldwide Distribution, INSP for being named to the 2017 Cablefax Sales Hall of Fame. 

Kamilah A'Vant, NAMIC-New England's President appeared on CW28 Rhode Island community access television "The Jim Vincent Show" on May 21st discussing NAMIC and diversity in media and the arts.

NAMIC-New England member and Boston's own fabulous Ms. Carole Copeland Thomas is presenting at Women of Color Conference to be held on June 15th at Harvard University! For more info go to:

Kudos to NAMIC-New York programming committee members, Steven L. DeShields, Ashley Dessources, Porche McCoy and Kiana Sinclair  for your outstanding efforts in planning dynamic professional development and networking events!
Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements. Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.

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